Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn the shunters over in the shunters yard here at Peak Rail come out to play. The shunters are owned by the Heritage Shunters Trust and it really was a pleasure to see these old work horses out grabbing a bit of exercise in the early autumn sunshine.
Visitors were treated to rides up and down the shunters track with different shunters pulling the carts.
For those who hopped on over to Rowsley South Station, and took the train down to Matlock, there were some extra treats on offer. The fair had come to town in Matlock and a small journey further along the river (via mainline train or bus) would have found visitors in Matlock Bath for the famous annual Matlock Bath Illuminations.
If you haven’t visited us this year yet, then there’s still time to catch a few trains on our normal operating during September and October, plus there’s a few “Kids Go Free” days at the end of October and throughout November. And don’t forget during December it will be time for Santa to make a return for a Santa and Steam Specials running throughout December. You might also be interested in our very special Christmas Lunches, which you can book on any Sunday in December before Christmas.